Updates and key information on the response to the COVID-19 Outbreak at Orchard Villa Long Term Care Home
Orchard Villa Long Term Care Home is in a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak. One staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is currently isolating and recovering at home. Public Health has declared that Pine, Cedar and Aspen Units are the only areas in outbreak status at this time.
All staff are required to participate in surveillance testing as directed by the local public health unit.
With community spread still being a major concern, this regular testing will help us detect new positive staff or asymptomatic staff early and limit the risk of potential exposure to our residents.
We are working closely with Public Health, with our Medical Directors and our Epidemiologist and are following their directives. As well, our enhanced infection prevention and control measures remain in place such as symptom screening our residents and team members a minimum of twice daily, terminal cleaning of high-touch surfaces, ensuring that all our staff are wearing masks and personal protective equipment and revisiting our infection prevention and control protocols to ensure they are being religiously followed.